Sustainable Finance

Our 2020-2025 Medium-Term Management Plan identifies the key principle of focusing all our management resources on resolving food and health issues. In accordance with this principle, we believe that recognizing the business environment surrounding our group and addressing social issues in response to these changes will contribute to enhancing our corporate value.

We will actively utilize sustainable finance for the funds necessary for various initiatives. As a result, we will further accelerate our efforts to realize the two outcomes by 2030 —to help extend the healthy life expectancy of one billion people and to reduce our environmental impact by 50%, as well as to realize a sustainable society.

Sustainability Bonds

The 27th Unsecured Straight Bonds
Issuer Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Maturity 7 years
Issuance amount JPY10 billion
Interest rate 0.130%
Time of issuance October 21, 2021
Use of proceeds
  • Acquisition of shares in Nualtra Ltd. (Ireland)
  • Introduction of biomass cogeneration facilities at the Kamphaeng Phet Plant of AJINOMOTO CO., (THAILAND) LTD.
  • Investment in Tsubame BHB Co., Ltd. (on-site ammonia production technology R&D)
Rating obtained Rating and Investment Information, Inc.: AA
S&P Global Ratings Japan Inc.: A+
Lead managing securities companies Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Structuring agent Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Framework Framework
Second opinion Rating and Investment Information, Inc.
Related press release Ajinomoto to Issue Group’s First SDG Bonds
Announcement of Decision of Issuance Conditions for Sustainability Bonds

Annual disclosure of fund appropriation reporting and impact reporting will be made until the maturity date of this Sustainability Bond.


Positive Impact Finance

Syndicated Positive Impact Finance
Execution date of the original agreement January 31, 2022
Renewal date January 31, 2023
Type Commitment line
Arranger/Agent Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Participating financial institutions 20 domestic financial institutions
Amount 30 billion yen
Use of proceeds Business fund
Third Party Opinion (Only Japanese) Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (Execution date of the original agreement, Only Japanese)
Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (Renewal date, Only Japanese)
Related press release Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Conclude a Positive Impact Finance Agreement

Sustainability Linked Loan

Syndicated Sustainability Linked Loan
Agreement date December 14, 2022
Type Commitment line
Arranger/Agent MUFG Bank
Participating financial institutions Five financial institutions
Amount 100 billion yen
Use of proceeds Business fund
KPI Scope 1 and 2 GHG emission reduction rate
SPT Reducing GHG emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) by 50% by fiscal 2030 (from fiscal 2018 as base year)
Framework Framework
Third Party Opinion Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.
Related press release Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and MUFG Bank, Ltd. Conclude a Sustainability Linked Loan Agreement